Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 6, 2013
December 2, 2013
This is Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s quilts that are in this Smilebox slide presentation from The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 3, 2013
December 2, 2013
The amazing and exquisite work “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato of Kanagawa, Japan, was a special exhibit at Houston’s International Quilt Festival 2013. The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of part 1 of Kato’s quilts.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on December 3, 2013
November 29, 2013
The Quilt Show has four free episodes for anyone to watch this weekend. Go to: http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/shows.php/free_shows/1/#tabs
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 29, 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 28, 2013
November 25, 2013
Rosemary Youngs, who was just at the Fall Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana, took 110 photos of the show and tell quilts from the retreat and put them into a Smilebox presentation. She has given me permission to post the address so you can enjoy seeing them. Very nice slide show, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 25, 2013
Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years will be at National Quilt Museum Paducah, Kentucky, from December 6 – March 11, 2014.
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Corona #3: Solar Eclipse”
The exhibit celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s first art quilt, “Red Poppies.” There are thirty new quilts.
National Quilt Museum
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 23, 2013
November 19, 2013
You have a chance to buy one of the contest quilts made for the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. Some are made by prize-winning star quilters; they are affordable, starting at $60.
This year celebrates the Alliance’s 20th anniversary. The annual small quilt auction is one of the Quilt Alliance’s most important fundraisers, supporting projects like The Quilt Index.
Quilts up for auction on eBay.com November 18-25, 2013. View and bid on all of the Week TWO quilts here:
Week 2 Quilts:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 19, 2013
The first week of the Quilt Alliance’s TWENTY auction began on Monday, November 11 at 9pm Eastern. All quilts are 20″ x 20″, and the quilts will be offered through December 9 in four one-week auctions on eBay. Here are some quilts included in Week One of the auction:
Above, left to right: “20″ by Patricia Hobbs, “Needlework 1928″ by Pauline Salzman, “Take 20″ by Eleanor Levie.
Above, left to right: “20 Blocks for Twenty Years” by Alison Ruggiero, “Twenty Things I Say” by Pat Sloan, ”Memories of Grandmom … 100 years / 5 Generations = 20″ by Joyce Hughes.
To bid during the TWENTY auction, search “Quilt Alliance” on www.ebay.com
View all 23 of the Week One quilts on the Quilt Alliance blog here, Pinterest board here or Facebook page here.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 12, 2013
A River of Quilts: Quilted Images of the Sacramento River
Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013 featured a special exhibit entitled A River of Quilts. The Quilters’ Sew-Ciety of Redding, California, had a challenge to create a landscape quilts of specific locations along the Sacramento River.
Here is a Smilebox slide show of the quilts presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 10, 2013
November 5, 2013
The 2013 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, had many beautiful quilts on exhibit again this year. You can see the winners in each category here: http://www.quilts.org/winners.html
by TIMNA TARR
| First Place
Boy and His Best Friend
by JENNIFER DAY
Posted by woodhavenstudio on November 5, 2013
October 28, 2013
“Seasonal Palette” is a SAQA juried exhibit that I saw in Cincinnati, Ohio, last Spring at the International Quilt Festival. I fell in love with the awesome exhibit! Currently it is showing at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky through December 3, 2013.
It’s a celebration of the seasons from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). This exhibit showcases the work of 37 artists. These 37 works, all sized at 78″ tall and 32″ wide, create an exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color and masterful design. Visitors can enjoy the richness of the personal connection to the artist through their documented experiences located at the center of the exhibit. It was the addition of the documented work that was so exciting to my friend and me, as we looked at one piece, then went to the table with the notebooks, samples, etcetera, that the artist had made for her piece. Then on to the next quilt on the wall…back to the table to investigate “How did she do that?” “Ohhhh…”
SAQA even has a book surprisingly called “Seasonal Palette” with photos of the pieces in the exhibit. I had to have one.
Info about the exhibit at the National Quilt Museum: http://www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html
A You Tube of the exhibit while it was at the Houston 2012 International Quilt Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlbOmGFXTI&feature=youtu.be
Daren Redman is a fiber artist in Brown County, Indiana , who dyed fabric to get the color palette needed for “Autumn in Brown County,” which is part of “Seasonal Palette” exhibit.
Daren Redman’s “Autumn in Brown County “
Redman’s color palette
Details of her color palette in nature
Drying her dyed fabric for “Autumn in Brown County”
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 28, 2013
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Join us for a special art event to benefit Trusted Mentors sponsored byINfiber!
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N. Delaware Street, 46202
In the Underground Gallery
Local fabric artists have created small works of art to raise awareness of Trusted Mentors with the theme “What Home Means.” Using stories written by actual mentees of the Trusted Mentors program as their inspiration, each piece of art is unique and available for purchase.
No charge for the event.
Enter a raffle to win the “Home Quilt.”
Each ticket is $5 and can be purchased online.
Invite your friends!
Providing Mentors to 22 Agencies in Indianapolis
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 25, 2013
October 21, 2013
I will be in Kokomo, Indiana, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Tuesday evening I will do a presentation “How to Make a Tee Shirt Quilt,” with a Wednesday workshop to make tee shirt quilts.
The Guild meeting, 7PM, is at Chrysler Union Hall, 929 E. Hoffer Street in Kokomo.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 21, 2013
October 16, 2013
A Smilebox slide show of Grace Errea’s beautiful quilts presented by The Quilt Show is here:
Grace Errea’s quilts are beautiful!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 16, 2013
October 12, 2013
Quilts=Art=Quilts will be at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
Nancy Bardach – “Composing Colors”
This is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 33rd annual juried quilt exhibition. Quilt selection was based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.
Schweinfurth Art Center
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 12, 2013
October 7, 2013
“My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993,” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico“ are showing at the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas.
Sandra Sider curated “My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993.”
”Land of Enchantment,” contains 14 quilts. The artists are members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Many of the themes are reflective of the diverse aspects of New Mexico.
“Pauline’s Ford” by Rod Daniel
A Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 7, 2013
October 3, 2013
The International Quilt Study and Museum located at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, posts a quilt-of-the-month on their web site. You can see it here: http://www.quiltstudy.org/collections/quilt_of_the_month/
The archives can be accessed at the bottom of the page.
You can also subscribe to have the quilt-of-the-month emailed to you each month.
August 2013′s Quilt
Probably made in Baltimore, Maryland
230 x 229 cm
International Quilt Study Center & Museum 2013.001.0001
Donated by Robert James in honor of Patricia Crews
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 3, 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on October 1, 2013
September 25, 2013
Wet and Wild: Contemporary Art Quilts from the Collection of John M. Walsh III is at Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, through December 8, 2013
Ellen Anne Eddy – “Arctic Dreams”
The exhibit features more than 25 spectacular quilts drawn from one of the country’s preeminent private collections and showcases art quilts that are inspired by the common theme of water. The quilts featured in the exhibit combine innovative methods of construction with nontraditional materials and techniques.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 25, 2013
September 22, 2013
Here’s a great new quilt-related web site for quilt makers: http://www.quiltinghub.com/
The site lists links for shop maps, events, blogs, services, guilds, speakers, internet shops, and shops along your travel route.
I recently joined an interesting new website called QuiltingHub
. QuiltingHub is maintained by quilters for quilters. I see it becoming the central hub of quilting information where we can share our local events, shops, guilds, associations, museums, service providers (including guild speakers) and manufacturers with each other. It will be very nice to be able to travel or move to a new area and get an easy and accurate idea of the events, shops and other quilting resources in any given area worldwide.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 22, 2013
|September 18, 2013
| ”Maps” was on exhibit at the International Quilt Festival of Long Beach 2013 Show in August. The pieces are of maps and our lives intersecting. The exhibit was sponsored and coordinated by Quilts on the Wall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 18, 2013
September 16, 2013
Barbara Allen – “33 Weeks”
Sacred Threads will be at Sunderland Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska, from September 15 – November 10, 2013
Sacred Threads is a juried quilt exhibit. These thought-provoking art quilts explore a range of human experience: joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief, and peace. A companion exhibit called Artistry in Nature, will feature 17 quilts by local artists of the Midwest Fiber Arts Alliance.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 15, 2013
American Quilter’s Society has quilt care information:
Part 1 is on Light in quilt care at: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-part-1-light
Part 2 is about Cool, Clean and Dry: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-part-2-cool-clean-and-dry
And Part 3 is Quilt Storage: http://www.quiltviews.com/quilt-care-101-%E2%80%93-part-3-quilt-storage
Bobbie Aug is an expert on quilt appraisal and quilt care, and she was a member of the American Quilter’s Society’s AQS Appraiser Certification Program Committee. Here is a YouTube video by the American Quilter’s Society of Bobbie demonstrating the folding of a quilt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jnc_rPKsCg
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 14, 2013
September 12, 2013
Tutorials for the making of several quilts and other projects are on the blog, “Cluck Cluck Sew” at : http://www.cluckclucksew.com/p/my-tutorials.htm
Check out the site. There might be something there that you would like to make.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 12, 2013
September 9, 2013
The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City September 16, 2013–January 5, 2014.
The exhibit features textiles from around the world, including examples created and traded for spices and other exotic goods from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth.
For more info: http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2013/interwoven-globe
An article from the New York TImes : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/arts/design/interwoven-globe-a-300-year-survey-of-textiles-at-the-met.html
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 9, 2013
September 7, 2013
These are just a few of the pieces that will go up for auction on Monday, September 9th at 2PM EDT in the benefit auction for SAQA (Studio Artists Quilt Association).
Joy of Colours
curated by Uta Lenk
Geri deGruy – This Moment *** Nneka Gamble – Mudcloth in Color *** Jodi Scaltreto – Toucan
Jill Hoddick – Simply Red *** Jeanne Marklin – Red and Yellow *** Heather Pregger – Ruins #3
Why YOU should take part in the Benefit Auction –
1. The artwork is gorgeous!
2. Prices range from $750 to $75 so there’s something for everyone’s budget.
3. They’re small so it’s easy to find a home for them.
4. They make great gifts!
5. 100% of the proceeds goes to support SAQA’s exhibition program!
“Luscious Greenery” curated by Judy Warner
Marilyn Wall – Study in Green *** Charlotte Ziebarth – Deep Pool #1 *** Denise Oyama Miller – Seaweed Swirl Pam Dowen – Water Leak *** Marina Sigalas – My Dream Garden *** Naomi Weidner – Paper Kite
SAQA’s 2013 Benefit Auction
There are 421 gorgeous pieces of art up for bid. Bid early and often to help promote the art quilt!
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 7, 2013
September 3, 2013
Mickey Lawler has been painting on fabric using Setacolor paints for many years. Her beautiful fabric is for sale at large shows. You can see some of her quilts on this Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 3, 2013
The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up: Historic Quilts & Bedcovers is open now through January 5, 2014 at the Virginia Historical Society in RIchmond, Virginia. The exhibition presents more than thirty bedcovers made in western Virginia between 1800 and 1950. The show examines patterns, methods, and fabrics passed down through generations of Virginia families. For more information, visit the Virginia Historical Society’s website.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on September 1, 2013
August 28, 2013
Barbara Brackman’s excellent blog http://grandmotherschoice.blogspot.com/ is about American women’s suffrage. You can see some of the photos from it at: http://pinterest.com/ochai/grandmothers-choice-quilt/
And her other blog Material Culture, about fabrics and quilts, past and present at: http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 28, 2013
Quilters Hall of Fame Honors Ruth B. McDowell as 2014 Inductee
Ruth B. McDowell is named the Quilters Hall of Fame’s inductee for 2014. The Marion, Indiana, induction will take place July 17 – 19, 2014.
Here is a small sampling of her work in a Smilebox slideshow presented by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 27, 2013
Karen Nyberg, astronaut: “Spending a little Saturday afternoon down time in my “sewing space”. KN from space.”
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 21, 2013
The Missouri Star Quilt Company has a tutorial on You Tube about making quilt tops in the jelly roll race technique. They have easy-to-follow instructions on many quilt making techniques. This one is no exception.
If you haven’t made one of these fast quilt tops, try it. You will have fun and the top will be made in less than an hour. I made one last year, so I know.
The site is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 11, 2013
August 6, 2013
More tutorials! These three are for making the Star of Bethlehem, a.k.a. Lone Star quilt.
For a 60″ piece with appliques in corners, here is the tutorial by Janome: http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Project_Detail/Lone_Star_on_the_Horizon
Links for the other sizes are:
70″ star on Angelfire at: http://www.angelfire.com/va3/jclane/LoneStar/LoneStar.html
15″ star on Hopeful Homemaker at: http://hopefulhomemaker.com/wp/2013/04/01/lone-star-block-tutorial/
These tutorials were written about in the August Craftsy online newsletter.
Two antique Star of Bethelem a.k.a. Lone Star quilts on display:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 6, 2013
July 25, 2013
This is a lovely tribute to Mary Ellen Hopkins in photos of her life on You Tube at:
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 25, 2013
July 23, 2013
Material Witnesses will be at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, from July 28 – October 26, 2013
Paula Nadelstern – “Kaleidoscopic XXXVI: The Artful Non Sequitur”
These are new works by the Manhattan Quilter’s Guild.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 23, 2013
August 24, 2013
McCall’s Quilting has a web site with free quilting lessons for various techniques in quilt making. An example of one that is about on point settings is at: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/articles/Setting_Blocks_On_Point_
Excellent tutorials at: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/issues/lessons
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 24, 2013
August 2, 2013
“MQX Festival New England 2013″ is online in these Smilebox slide shows by The Quilt Show of photos from Cheryl Beglau.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on August 2, 2013
July 31, 2013
Here is info about the online auction for The Quilt Alliance’s twenty contest winners. Ninety quilts were entered into the contest. Their 2013 theme was “TWENTY.”
All of the entries will be auctioned on Ebay to support the Quilt Alliance.
To see all ninety quilts, click here.
“Passing Through” by Lashonne Abel
“Smoky Mountain Surprise III 20 Poppies” by Doreen Prakshot
Auction #1: Monday, Nov. 11 – Monday, Nov. 18 2013
Auction #2: Monday, Nov. 18 – Monday, Nov. 25 2013
Auction #3: Monday, Nov. 25 – Monday, Dec. 2 2013
Auction #4: Monday, Dec. 2 – Monday, Dec. 9 2013
|This Smilebox presentation of the twenty winners is from The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 31, 2013
July 20, 2013
Mountain Mist New York Beauty
The exhibit of New York Beauties, from antique to new, will be on exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California, from July 31 through October 27, 2013. More info at: http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/exhibitions_upcoming.html
from Kentucky c1865
Great Cities Squared by Christine Wrobel
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 20, 2013
July 14, 2013
Then National Quilt Museum’s newest exhibit is “From Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts” through October 8, 2013.
The quilts are from Arlan and Pat Christ’s collection.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 14, 2013
July 11, 2013
Below is a wonderful sentiment about Mary Ellen Hopkins, who passed away on July 9th, sent via Kay England from Diana Marshall.
This is from Diana Marshall who like myself in the US, took care of all Mary Ellen’s Australia lectures. Wonderful sentiment..
Dear Quilt Sitters & others
The wonderful Mary Ellen Hopkins passed away, July 9 after having a stroke about a week ago. She was with her beloved son David at the time. I think she was 83yrs old, remembering age was her funny secret.
Mary Ellen was a gift to the world of patchwork, she changed the approach to allow us to make quilts for now and to be used by everyone. You could certainly sit and touch all of her quilts. She took a refreshing approach to the everyday quilter. She allowed us to use our own Personal Private Measurement, to use a connector to make triangles easier, she never said the corners had to meet, points took holidays and our blocks would always go together. She relaxed the rules on colours and tone and print. She gave ugly fabric a new leash of life and had an amazing ability to make what appeared an odd stash of prints into a truly exotic quilt.
Mary Ellen was an entertainer who used an amazing range of stories from her life, her shop, her customers, her students and her life that kept everyone in stitches even if we had heard them before. She loved performing, teaching, people and life and we all loved her.
Her philosophies appear in my quilts constantly, I often think Mary Ellen would use this fabric or would barn raise that block or this is a bell block. On my travels with Mary Ellen she showed me know to look at tiles and windows as quilt blocks whether it was at QVB or hotel foyer or a bathroom floor or architecture magazine. We say ‘Art’ at the onstage with David Wenham, a hilarious play about how a blank white canvas can be so many things to so many people. She said the same applied to her quilts and fabric choice and more importantly why there should be no two quilts alike
Mary Ellen has touched us all and for those who attended her lectures or workshops I know her legacy as a great woman who quilted will live on forever.
Helen Savet-Buck & Diana Marshall
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 11, 2013
July 5, 2013
The annual online SAQA 2013 Benefit Auction will take place beginning Monday, September 9, 2013, at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time. You can go to: http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2379 now to see the works. Many SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) members make small pieces to donate for the fundraiser. Below are photos of just a few to show you how wonderful the art is. I’ll post again closer to the auction starting date.
“Soaring” by Joanna Monroe
“Striations 4″ by Linda A. Miller
“Spring has Come” by Noriko Endo
“Rags and Riches” by Linda Stokes
“Tequila Sunrise” by Elena Stokes
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 5, 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on July 4, 2013
The Quilt Show presented this Smilebox slideshow of the Brazilian Quilt Show which was at the 2012 International Quilt Festival in Houston last Fall.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 28, 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 19, 2013
June 14, 013
The Quilt Index blog has a beauty of a stars & stripes quilt photo at: http://www.quiltindex.org/news/2013/06/14/happy-birthday-stars-and-stripes/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 14, 2013
June 13, 2013
The eighteenth international juried competition for new innovative quilts “Quilt National 2013″ is currently showing at the Diary Barn in Athens , Ohio, through September 2, 2013.
More info: http://www.dairybarn.org/quilt/
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 14, 2013
June 7, 2013
You can see a slide show of Judith Baker Montano’s quilts in this Smilebox presentation by The Quilt Show.
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 7, 2013
Posted by woodhavenstudio on June 5, 2013